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Electronic ballots available in Putnam County

WINFIELD, W.Va. -- Electronic absentee ballots for registered voters serving in the military or living overseas are available at www.putnamelections.com, County Clerk Brian Wood said.

At the website, scroll to "election forms" and click on "federal postcard application for military and overseas voters."

Putnam County offered electronic absentee voting as part of a state pilot project for the first time in the August special vote to select U.S. Senate candidates, but time was limited and few voted online, Wood said.

"As you are aware, the special primary came at a blistering pace. We had already mailed our military and overseas voters a paper ballot as prescribed by law prior to being accepted as a pilot project," he said.

"We have contacted all military and overseas voters with a letter by e-mail asking them if they would like to participate. We currently have a dozen or so signed up for the General Election and look forward to having more participate."

For in-county voters, early voting is scheduled at the courthouse Oct. 13 to Oct. 30 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. workdays, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Thursday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday Oct. 23 and 30.

Residents may register to vote through Oct. 12 and the last day to request an absentee ballot is Oct. 27.


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